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  • I've finished the video cases - they were great, I learned so much and Monica was such a positive resource.  I really felt she cared about how I was doing and guided me without making me feel incompetent.

  • Thank you so much!  I just returned from Hawaii and can’t wait to get started. I asked Kim Elia to lecture for the organization that I am president of, (The International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists).  He knocked it out of the park!  Totally Awesome!  Several of my Canadian pharmacist...
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  • Thank you for this most exceptional experience (as I wipe my tears..). I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for this privilege to study with such exceptional teachers, students and administration. What a gift and a blessing. As Voltaire said “with great privilege comes great responsibility”. I...
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  • This was one of the most amazing lectures offered by CCHM (Kanan Patel’s Post Grad lecture, 2018)! I wasn't bored for 1 second; it was interactive, integrative, informative and absolutely mind-blowing...

  • I loved Sunday with Dr Saunders. He has so much insight and his lectures are so interesting.  I love how he presents his own case, then talks about physiology, pathology, pharmacology, medical terms, peppered with the materia medica and nutrition, and a bit of posology and philosophy. He is such...
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  • "Thank you again for the most remarkable education. I have never felt so satisfied and content with my path of life!" Sarah D., 2018 Grad

  • Since the first time I took extra credits in homeopathy, I noticed that the learning I had from CCHM was complete.  I had the basics, the knowledge, the know how that other homeopaths in my class were struggling with. I am grateful for the thorough homeopathic training I got at...
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  • “The post grad course has been a tremendous experience for me which nourished and enriched what I learnt during my homeopathic training. It is a well-structured and thorough program with great lecturers who were delightful. I also must say that keeping in touch with my former classmates and listening to...
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  • I  am a distance student from Texas. I  really enjoyed  Lisa’s presentation on “Womens Issues.” She always does a stellar job of presentation of material.  I also enjoy her approach on teaching on the tapes within my lessons. She makes it very easy to understand and see the remedies true...
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  • "I sooo enjoyed Kim's class. He took a dry insipid subject and made it very very interesting. He is a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed it a lot and I will have to review it a few times to catch all the little pearls he shared. Thank you again for the wonderful class. Sincerely, Cristina."

Like Cures Like – The Underlying Passion Of An Aspiring Homeopath

By Vanessa, L. from Recife, Brazil. 

Twisting and turning of my thoughts into legitimate words to explain why homeopathy was the chosen one in my list of options results into one very simple conclusion: I am pulled naturally to care, understand, and resolve the problems of any person that is willing. When I see any being that is in some state of unhealthiness, I am literally drawn to inquire what they are feeling, what they are going through, and how they feel about it. Homeopathy combines science and a touch of incredible magic to form one of the most beautiful arts of healing. The utmost desire to bring healing to one’s health state is what I was born with; Sharing it with the world would make me feel extreme accomplishment and happiness.

My way of healing prior to homeopathy had been strictly through my thoughts; I believed they were healthier and stronger than the drugs sold in pharmacies. The opportunity to see a homeopath only became available to me last year because my family was never fond nor supportive in any way of its curative powers. I was on a quest for the healing of my menstrual cycle which had been condemned by the gynecologists as unfixable. Experiencing the whole homeopathic treatment was a life-changing event. I was given a regular, healthy menstrual cycle. I was shown a world of healing I had never known possible. I experienced the power of not only being cured acutely but constitutionally as well. My homeopathic experience had set a slow, gradual, effortless change in my thoughts just as its own remedies had done in my body.

Being treated homeopathically caused a curious interest and a thirst to understand it for I have always been fond of the medicinal art. The allopathic model never suited or impressed me so it had not appeared as even an option when considering my career choices. Even not considering it as a career, I had always been curiously asking about diseases, their symptoms, and their cures at a young age. It is fascinating for me to hear about a person’s health state. Being introduced to the world of homeopathy therefore caused an immediate connection to both its subtle, gentle, healing ways and its psychological, humanized treatment. I quickly began inquiring about it to those who knew and diving into the books that explained it. The more I came to know it, the more I knew it was just the right fit for me. I was in a phase where I was desperately trying to find myself and what my calling in life was. I was discontent with my choice of hotel management and completely confused as to what I would do. Homeopathy found its way into my life pairing itself with my values, my interests, and my desires.

Making the decision to become a homeopath was completely natural and heartfelt because it is like the fitting piece to the puzzle in my head. This profession matches up with my life in several different ways. For one, more than 50% of my friends are doctors. I had never understood why I had so many doctors in my life and yet it was a model that didn’t suit me. It dawned on me however that we have the same passion regardless of the many ways to reaching it: the passion to listen, care, and heal people. Homeopathy also thinks in the way I process information. I see patterns in everything and am quite known for my crazy analogies of life. I love connecting dots in all that I experience in life. Homeopathy also works in a way that is both scientific, logical much like our left side of the brain, but in a creative, psychological side like our 2 right side of the brain. It is a system that sees the body as a whole and takes into account different levels of a person. While I was searching to be found, Homeopathy found me and stole my heart completely. Healing through homeopathy is true healing. Seeing someone overcome a disease through a process that makes them stronger, happier, and better is incredible. Although I know it is not fully understood by so many, I hope to shed a light in the world of the undeniable beauty that is being cured by homeopathy. Through my analytical, pattern obsessed mind and my talkative, curious nature, it is my aspiration to become someone that brings healing into people’s lives. Homeopathy changed my health state in a way that was indescribable; I want to bring that change to the world. 

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